Bethesda Softworks - I Want to be a Designer!
Bethsoft's Ashley Cheng has written a piece on the Bethblog about breaking into game development and becoming a designer:
Of course, being a kickass modder doesn’t guarantee you anything. But it gives you a leg up on all the other designer posers out there who say they want to be designers, but can’t be bothered to actually design anything.
By the way, be careful about expressing how many great designs you have for games. Development studios don’t care about your ideas. We have lots of ideas. Trust us. Ideas are a dime a dozen. Implementation is everything. We want to know that you will work your butt off, that you have a thick skin and take criticism, that you are committed to learning and adapting, that you can absorb knowledge and teach yourself.